Radiofrequency (RF) for Skin Tightening
Radiofrequency is a popular method for the non-surgical and painless tightening of the signs of loose or sagging skin. Radiofrequency is commonly used to treat the forehead, under the eyes, cheeks, mid-face, jaw line, and the neck. It is ideal for both men & women, who don't want to undergo a surgical face lift.
Radiofrequency addresses the following concerns:
- Droopy eyelids/looking tired
- Flattening of the cheeks
- Lines from nose to mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Lines causing corners of the mouth to turn down (marionette lines)
- Loosening jaw line (jowls)
- Double chin
- Loose neck
Are Radiofrequency (RF) treatments painful?
RF treatments are generally comfortable and relaxing. This is one of the reasons for its popularity.
How Radiofrequency (RF) works?
RF uses electrical energy to heat the deep layers of the skin, whilst protecting the outer layer. Heating in this area, without damaging the outer layers of skin, causes microscopic changes to the tissues and collagen contraction, with subsequent collagen remodelling over the months that pass. Treatments are comfortable, have no healing time and give immediate results. You are able to resume all your usual activities straight after. A series of treatments is usually required for optimal results.
How safe is Radiofrequency (RF) for skin tightening?
RF technology has been used in medicine (surgery) for over 30 years for haemostasis (blood coagulation) and tissue ablation (electrosurgery). More recently it has been applied as a means of shrinking lax connective tissues through collagen denaturation. RF is a clinically proven and safe treatment technology. There are rarely any side effects, but some patients may experience a mild redness that subsides 1-2 hours after the treatment.